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Chemetall will host its next Aerospace Seminar called "From metal to the finished part". It will take place from June 12 to June 14 in Hamm, Germany, and will give inter alia an overview and handling of coolants, sealants, corrosion protectives.
The Surface Treatment global business unit of BASF’s Coatings division, operating under the Chemetall brand, opens a new state-of-the-art laboratory at its 38,700-square foot manufacturing and office facility in Queretaro; Querétaro, Mexico.
The Surface Treatment global business unit of BASF’s Coatings division, operating under the Chemetall brand, has been awarded the highest supplier award in the Airbus Supply Chain & Quality Improvement Program called SQIP. For the fourth consecutive year, Chemetall achieved the “Accredited Supplier” status.
It is just over one year since BASF’s Coatings division acquired Chemetall, a leading global surface treatment supplier. Being well-known within the industry for its high-quality products and solutions, Chemetall will operate as a brand of the Surface Treatment global business unit of BASF’s Coatings division. During festive events at its headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany and facilities worldwide, the new brand image of Chemetall was officially introduced.
Frankfurt/Main, Germany, December 5, 2017 – The Surface Treatment global business unit of BASF's Coatings division operating under the Chemetall brand will expand its production site in Langelsheim, Lower Saxony, Germany. This capacity expansion will provide Chemetall enhanced scope and production of its aircraft sealants. New laboratory and office space will also be part of the expansion. The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for March 2018.
Frankfurt/Main, Germany, September 28, 2017 – The Surface Treatment global business unit of BASF's Coatings division operating under the Chemetall brand has received the Best Performer Award from Airbus. The award acknowledges top level industrial performance and significant contributions in partnering with Airbus. Chemetall supplies Airbus with high-quality products which meet the strict requirements of the international aerospace industry. The award was presented at the Airbus Supplier Conference Awards dinner in Tianjin, China.
Duesseldorf, 2017 - Chemetall, a leading surface treatment supplier and global business unit of BASF's Coatings division, will participate at this year’s Schweissen and Schneiden exhibition in Duesseldorf, Germany. Chemetall will present its Antox® pickling products and Non-Destructive Testing technology.
On October 12-13, Chemetall will host a two-day seminar on Aerospace Technologies in Soissons, France. Registration starts from today.
Frankfurt/Main, July 24, 2017 – Chemetall, a leading surface treatment supplier and global business unit of BASF’s Coatings division, expanded its Aluminum Competence Center in Hamm, Germany. New state-of-the-art facilities strengthen Chemetall’s position as global supplier of products for the Aluminum Finishing industry.
Chemetall, a leading surface treatment supplier and global business unit of BASF's Coatings division, will present at SURCAR 2017, the 29th international conference on automotive body finishing. Chemetall Surface Treatment and Automotive business units are proud partners of SURCAR.
Frankfurt a.M./Germany, New Providence NJ/USA, March 31 2017 - Chemetall, a leading global surface treatment supplier and a global business unit of BASF’s Coatings division, has introduced a VOC-free purge cleaning technology to the automotive market.
Frankfurt a.M./Germany. New Providence NJ/USA, March 8th 2017 -- Chemetall, a leading global surface treatment supplier and a global business unit of BASF’s Coatings division, has introduced Jurblami® application nozzles for high-quality, fast and reproducible sealing operations. The innovative nozzles allow manufacturers to significantly reduce the time required to apply the sealant to the rivets on fuel tanks and fuselages.
Dr. Martin Jung, Senior Vice President, has been appointed head of the global business unit Surface Treatment of BASF’s Coatings division which comprises the Chemetall business acquired from Albemarle in December 2016.
Frankfurt a.M./Germany, New Providence NJ/USA, February 28 2017 - Chemetall, a leading global surface treatment supplier and a global business unit of BASF’s Coatings division, has launched a new generation of ecologically sound, medium-temperature sealing product for anodized aluminium surfaces.
Frankfurt am Main/Germany, New Providence, NJ/USA, February 3rd 2017. Chemetall, since December 14th 2016 a global Business Unit of BASF Coatings, has been honored with the highest supplier award in the Airbus „Material & Parts SQIP“ (Supply Chain & Quality Improvement Program).
Ludwigshafen, Germany – December 14, 2016 – BASF has completed its acquisition of Albemarle's global surface treatment business, Chemetall. Through this acquisition, BASF's Coatings division expands its portfolio to become a more complete solutions provider.
Charlotte N.C./, Frankfurt a.M./Germany. November 17, 2016 -- Chemetall, a leading global surface treatment company and a global business unit of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), was recently honored for its career recruiting and advancement program, which is considered to be among the best in Germany’s chemical industry.
Fremont, CA; November 15, 2016 - Chemetall, a leading manufacturer of specialty chemicals announced the opening of a new R&D facility located in the heart of Silicon Valley in Fremont, California.
Chemetall, a leading developer, manufacturer, and supplier of state-of-the-art specialty chemical products and global business unit of Albemarle Corporation, will exhibit at the FABTECH 2016 show on November 16 - 18, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. At the show, Chemetall will showcase its Advanced Surface Pretreatments, Aluminum Finishing, and Anodizing technologies. Please visit us at Booth C51043.
Expect more benefits and quality for your aluminum business – Meet us from November 29 to December 1st on Aluminium 2016!
Chemetall will be a featured presenter at IMTS 2016, September 12 to 17 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Chemetall is pleased to announce that Tech® Cool 35052CF has received Boeing Aircraft approval. This technology is only available in North-America and Asia-Pacific.
On September 29 -30, Chemetall will host a two-day seminar on Aerospace Seminar in Frankfurt, Germany. Registration starts from today.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 2016 - Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Chemetall Surface Treatment business to BASF.
Chemetall has successfully introduced Gardoclean® S 5411 at several automotive OEMs. The new cleaner is free of silicate and borate. It offers enhanced occupational safety and is easy to handle.
(BATON ROUGE, La.) April 29, 2016 -- Chemetall, a leading global surface treatment company and division of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB), was honored as one of Germany’s best apprenticeship companies by a major weekly news magazine called FOCUS.
(BATON ROUGE, La., New Providence, NJ, Frankfurt a.M., Germany) April 28, 2016 – Chemetall South Africa, part of the Chemetall group, a leading global surface treatment supplier and division of Albemarle Corporation, has been recognized by Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) for excellence as a supplier.
Baton Rouge, LA; New Providence, NJ; Frankfurt/Germany, February 04 2016. Chemetall, a global business unit of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), has again been awarded the highest supplier honor in the Airbus “Materials & Parts SQIP” (Supply Chain & Quality Improvement Program).
To gently remove surface blemishes from welded steel parts and galvanized materials, Chemetall has developed a high-performing portfolio of pH-neutral pickling agents.
Chemetall, a global business unit of Albemarle (NYSE: ALB), has invested in a computer numerical controlled (CNC) machining tool for the grinding, milling and drilling of glass.
The insulated glass window is one of the most important components of modern life. On the one hand, it connects us with our environment by allowing us to see it (instead of a wall). On the other, it protects us from undesired environmental influences such as cold, heat or noise. Its transparency thus obscures the fact that insulating glass consists of a variety of materials, which only as a whole can satisfy the various demands of technical, highly complex end products. Each of these materials shows how it reacts once the product is assembled, whereby this reaction also always depends on how the raw materials were initially processed. And so glass too has a past life; everybody knows that luck and glass shatter easily and luck can rust easily… but glass? Dr Michael Emonds considers the possibilities.
The innovative fluorescent penetrant product Britemor® 921 (W) offers many benefits to the automotive components market , general industry foundries and NDT inspection/service companies with regard to process cost savings, environmental and performance enhancements.
Agricultural, construction and earthmoving (ACE) machines have to withstand tough conditions. Corrosion protection layers have to demonstrate what they are capable of. Alongside a high-quality surface finish, the cost-effectiveness and flexibility of the pretreatment technologies are playing an increasingly important role. The new systems Gardo® Plus and Oxsilan® that can be used with a variety of metals and meet the demanding market requirements.
(Baton Rouge La/USA, May 13 2015) Chemetall, a global business unit of Albemarle (NYSE: ALB), announced today, that it has acquired the business of Chemal GmbH & Co. KG, based in Hamm, Germany. This transaction will enhance the integrated portfolio for the Aluminum Finishing industry.
(BATON ROUGE, La.) Feb. 11, 2015 - Chemetall, a business unit of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB), has completed the acquisition of all shares of its Shanghai Chemetall joint venture and is now the sole owner of the entity.
(BATON ROUGE, La.) Feb. 11, 2014 – Chemetall, a business unit of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) and an innovator in metalworking fluids, has been awarded the 2014 North American Metalworking Fluids New Product Innovation Award.
BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) announced today that as a result of the completion of its acquisition of Rockwood Holdings, it will realign its global business units, effective by the end of the first quarter 2015. The new structure aligns the company's strategic assets and businesses to be market focused and allows the company to more effectively leverage its combined resources on innovation and growth.
(BATON ROUGE, LA) January 12, 2015 – Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. pursuant to the terms of their previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of July 15, 2014 (the “Merger Agreement”).
Frankfurt/Germany, January 9 2015. Chemetall, a leading global surface treatment company, has been awarded the highest supplier honor in the Airbus “Materials & Parts SQIP” (Supply Chain & Quality Improvement) program.
Combination Will Have Leading Positions Across Four High-Growth, High-Margin Businesses Accelerates Growth Prospects and Generates over $1 Billion in Pro-Forma Adjusted EBITDA
Frankfurt a.M./Germany, July 7 2014. Chemetall, a division of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ROC), has integrated the glass division of the Aachener Chemische Werke GmbH (ACW) into its own organization effective July 1, 2014.
Kia Motors Slovakia (KMS) benefits from manifold advantages by implementing the latest pretreatment technology of Chemetall. With the new GardoFlex multi-metal zinc-phosphating process KMS enhances the quality of their production process while at the same time achieving significant process cost savings.
Effective April 1st, 2014 Chemetall US, Inc. has acquired certain business assets of SaberPack in Lino Lakes, Minnesota/ USA.
The new Gardo®Flex pretreatment technology by Chemetall offers manifold benefits to the automotive industry: it is suited for multi-metal treatment at unlimited throughput of aluminum substrates and high cost efficiency in production. Gardo®Flex can be integrated directly into the existing production line. Numerous customers from the automotive industry already benefit from the high flexibility afforded by this modern zinc-phosphating technology.
The Gardo® Hybrid technology is the first ever cold forming process for steel without phosphates, based on a conversion coating.
Chemetall has been awarded the prestigious Gold Award for “Best Performer” in the “Materials & Parts SQIP 2015” program by Airbus honoring suppliers for their performances and their commitment to the Airbus on-time and on-quality targets.
For the second time in a row, Chemetall received the award of best supplier of the year by from ArcelorMittal Bourg-en-Bresse (AMBB) in France, the wire drawing division of ArcelorMittal.
Chemetall strengthens its global aluminium finishing business by appointing Martin Ings as new Global Segment Manager.
Koenigsdorf Oberflächentechnik changed its pretreatment plant from a chrome(VI)-containing process to the eco-friendly Oxsilan technology offered by Chemetall. Thus, the company already meets future REACH requirements and supplies high-quality, chromium-free aluminium profiles to renowned facade construction companies.
The globally focused surface treatment company Chemetall continues its growth strategy.
With the acquisition of the business activities of André Coatings GmbH, the surface treatment specialist Chemetall adds innovative coating technologies to its portfolio.
In agriculture, corrosion protection layers have to demonstrate what they are capable of. When harvesters plough through densely grown wheat fields or tractors till the fields in every wind and weather, stone chipping, wet conditions and sludge are aggressively acting on the vehicle bodies and add-on parts. Nonetheless, the paints applied must exhibit highest brilliance and color fidelity. Under such demanding conditions the high flexibility and economic efficiency of the heavy metal-free Oxsilan® technology play an ever greater role. This is why this technology is meanwhile increasingly applied by nearly all renowned agricultural machinery manufacturers.
Chemetall has launched the market introduction of Checkmor® 240 – a new generation, high-sensitivity, low-viscosity colour contrast penetrant. It has excellent surface wetting properties which ensure optimum coverage of the part to be examined. A special feature is its deep red colour developed to maximize optical contrast of indications when viewed against a developer background. Checkmor® 240 is low in odor, making it more agreeable for operators. Environmentally, Checkmor® 240’s formulation is based on bio-degradable surfactants and it is free of APEOs.
The new Chemetall facility in Blackman Township, Michigan, USA is one of the biggest surface treatment facilities around the globe. It produces almost one thousand chemical products for applications in surface treatment, metal fabrication, cleaning and sanitizing and will operate at the highest safety and environmental standards.
For decades, yellow and green chromating have been the technologies of choice for the corrosion protection of metals. Rising costs for health, safety and environment as well as changed market demands have resulted in a situation where chromium-free alternatives are increasingly gaining a foothold in the market. A comparison of old vs. new technologies shows why: the eco-friendly technologies show better results in key aspects.
Chemetall-Rai, a member of the Chemetall Surface Treatment Group, has invested in a second production facility in India. The design and construction of this new plant set new benchmarks in safety and quality, while responding to the increasing demand for local sourcing in this growing region.
Health and environmental protection, a trend to light-weight construction and, as a result, the increasing metal mix in car bodies and components – these are the main reasons why those in charge at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Gaggenau have intensively examined alternatives to zinc phosphating. In February last year, pretreatment was changed to the OXSILAN® technology developed by Chemetall GmbH in Frankfurt. The results are convincing.
The more stringent environmental legislation as well as the ever more varied metal combinations in applications are giving traditional phosphating processes a hard time. There are, however, sophisticated alternatives, which in terms of quality are not inferior to phosphating and offer clear advantages in terms of efficiency.
With the innovative Gardobond® CU 7600 and Gardobond® 7602 technologies developed by Chemetall top-quality copper layers are applied to materials such as iron, steel, zinc or diecast zinc in an electroless and environmentally friendly way. The process applied at ambient temperature generates an excellent substrate and thus enables further processing by galvanic coating for decorative and functional purposes. The new Gardobond® CU products replace the traditional and well-established technologies involving the electrodeposition of copper or nickel.
At the 2010 Aluminium Trade Fair in Essen, Chemetall will feature especially their GARDOBOND® X and OXSILAN® AL products - new chrome-free solutions for the pre-treatment of aluminium – , their Gardo® TP 10748 and Gardo® Topseal products for anodising processes as well as their completely borate-free aluminium cleaner Gardoclean® T 5281.


Steffen Boberg
Global Marketing Communications
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